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Wicked ~ Happy Halloween

I showed this card from my CREEPY HALLOWEEN CLASS in my blog post on October 7.  You might remember that we used the MERCURY GLASS DESIGNER ACETATE (#150441) that you can find on page 33 in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  The 12" x 12" acetate sheets have a mercury glass finish in two different designs.  The WICKED die (page 55 HC) is purrrfect for today!  The video below will show you another way to use the acetate ~ this time with the STITCHED STARS DIES on page 10 in the Holiday Catalog.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!





Oval Brush & Masks

Delicata Ink Mask and Oval BrushMarti also reminded me that I hadn't let you know about a new brush that makes 'sponging' color onto cardstock very easy.  Traditionally I would use SPONGE DAUBERS (#133733, page 181 in the annual catalog) to add ink over a mask like the one above but I found a new brush being used on a video and decided to try it.  It is a BEAUTIQUE Oval Brush and I ordered it on Amazon also.  It is a make-up brush and comes in a variety of sizes.  I don't know who 'discovered' that it is a great art tool but it makes 'sponging' easy and quick.  I was using the  BASIC PATTERN DECORATIVE MASKS on page 35 in the Holiday Catalog and DELICATA METALLIC INK (page 16, Holiday Catalog) to add a design to the tops of my coffins.  This soft oval brush is just right for the job!  Try it!

Sponged coffin

Art Glitter

Marti reminded me yesterday that I hadn't added 'art glitter' to my blog posts.  Sorry about that.  In our October Team (Southern Stars) meeting Sarah Williams mentioned a new glue in response to my expressing problems when I was creating my coffins for Halloween.  I was using Tear and Tape and it was taking a long time to make each of the coffins.  Too long.  Sarah (who always has great recommendations) said that she has been using the 'art glitter' designer adhesive ~ it dries clear and sticks quickly and securely.  I ordered mine from Amazon so, of course, it arrived quickly and I started using it immediately to finish my coffins.  I have been using it since so I wanted to recommend it to you.  You can also find it at along with the largest line of glitter you ever saw ~ about 1,000 different colors!!!

Art Glitter Glue

Yesterday was fun!

I thought I would share some pictures from the UNIQUE BOUTIQUE, yesterday ~ supporting LEE'S FRIENDS.  There were about thirty vendors there ~ from Avon to Tupperware ~ and all of us in between.  It was a very FULL house!  I brought my cute little paper pumpkins, treat boxes, fabulous cards and LOTS of information about STAMPIN' UP!  Of course my table looked a little Halloweeny so I wore a cute little hat that I found at the Leigh Memorial Hospital Gift Shop earlier in the week.

My friend Yvette
With Yvette Chase-Batts, Mary Kay
Cute kids
My pumpkins attracted little friends...
Delia Cruz & Norwex
My vendor neighbor, Delia Cruz with Norwex
My table 1
My table, and, yes it was cold in there!!!

Winter Woods

While I am spending the day at the UNIQUE BOUTIQUE (do come visit if you have a little time ~ it is a super event!) I thought you might like to see this video of the October PAPER PUMPKIN.  Mine arrived several days ago and I have not had time to put it together but I am looking forward to it ~ the cards are lovely!  Stampin' Up! announced that the November Paper Pumpkin will coordinate with this one ~ it will be tags ~ can't wait to see it!


To receive your November PAPER PUMPKIN you must sign up by November 10.  You can sign up with the link below and you will be signed up as my friend/customer.  I appreciate your support and know you will enjoy the next PP!


24 Hour Sale ~ TODAY!

  For today only, for 24 hours ONLY, Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off select stamp sets.  This is an amazing opportunity to pick up some great stamp sets at a discount just in time for the holidays.

You can visit my online store here and take advantage of the sale. 

Click the flyer below to see the complete list of stamp sets on sale.

This 24 hour sale will be over at midnight, so make sure to get what you want before the sale is over.

Lee's Friends

Join me on Thursday of this coming week for a one day FABULOUS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE at the UNIQUE BOUTIQUE.  Thirty vendors will be raising funds for LEE'S FRIENDS ~ Helping People Live with Cancer.  Where?  Memorial Hall in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk.  I'll be there with Halloween treats (pumpkins and coffins),  handmade Christmas cards, kits and some retired sets.  See you there?